Last weekend, I was able to attend the Robert Geller Spring/Summer 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 Studios. As per usual, Geller presented his unique interpretation of what it means to be a man in love with fashion. There was a strong presence of leather-like pieces which took shape in the form of vests, long sleeve shirts, man-leggings (yeah, I said it) that went underneath shorts and a pretty sick cropped cape.
What stood out to me the most were the prints used. Geller is strong at delivering a consistent look and I felt like these prints were fresh for him. I’m calling it the Explosion Print as it reminds me of when something crashes in the desert and a sheet of sand flies through the air.
The pairing of a half structured, half casual blazer with a pair of shorts, high socks and a wrestler’s belt might be a bit full-on but those looks were sizzling on the runway and after a few minutes pumping myself up in the bathroom mirror, I’d easily walk out onto the streets in it. It proved, yet again, that this German-born designer has a design aesthetic perfect for this American-born New Yorker.
While having my photo snapped with Robert at his after party, he whispered sweet nothings in my ear. The latter part of the last sentence is false but he did inquire about if I liked the collection. Robert Geller asking me if I liked his collection is the equivalent of One Direction asking a group of tweens (or carefully selected group of gay men) if they’d like to go steady. Of course I liked the collection. While backstage, I had to restrain myself from trying to slip items off of their hangers and make a mad dash for the exit.
Pfft! Did I like the collection. Can you believe this guy?
All photography done by myself with a Canon EOS 7D camera with a 24mm – 70 mm lens.